Equitable IP Plaintiff Revives Online Music Service Campaign

  • August 17, 2019
  • Media Content and Distribution, New Patent Litigation

On August 13, 2019, John T. Meli, Jr., the founder of Equitable IP Corporation, brought one of the many Texas entities associated with the monetization firm out of tax forfeiture in the state. A few days later that entity, Post Media Systems LLC, has resuscitated a litigation campaign that went dormant roughly two years ago, suing Alphabet (Google) (1:19-cv-05539), Apple (1:19-cv-05538), and Pandora (1:19-cv-05540) over a family of patents generally related to managing media files for playback over a computer network. Defendants throughout the campaign have been accused of infringement through the provision of music and radio online services and related apps, in these new complaints, Google Play, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio, respectively.


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